Andrew Karode

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Senior Technical Analyst; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Washington Office


B.A. in computer science and political science, Wake Forest University; M.S. in computer science, Wake Forest University


Andrew Karode is a senior technical analyst at the RAND Corporation, specializing in modeling and simulation and data analysis, and a member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. Some of the models he has worked on include: a simulation of Anti-Access Area Denial (A2/AD) attacks against airbases, an agent-based rational choice stakeholders model used for political predictions in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, and the Eurozone, a simulation of the defense of a carrier strike group against incoming missile attacks, and an agent-based simulation of sensor data collection at key points of a map with thousands of scripted and random agents. He also has been a key team member of RAND's Combat Operations in Denied Environments (CODE) set of projects, exploring the ability of the US to generate combat power in the face of A2/AD attacks, work for which he was awarded a RAND Silver Medal Award in 2014. Mr. Karode holds a B.A. in Computer Science and Political Science and an M.S. in Computer Science from Wake Forest University.

Recent Projects

  • Combat Operations in Denied Environments

Honors & Awards

  • Silver Medal Award (2014), RAND Corporation
  • Innovation Award (2017), RAND Corporation
  • Impact Award (2013)